Dubai Expo 2020 Win: Reactions From The Retail Sector

Retail is expected to be one of the biggest gainers from Expo 2020 as Dubai is estimated to welcome around 25 million visitors.



George Kostas, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

“We believe Dubai has the capabilities, the infrastructure but more importantly the leadership and vision required to host this international event. Hosting Expo 2020 will have an enormous and positive impact on the Dubai economy. The retail and tourism sectors are obviously two of the biggest winners, with millions of additional visitors expected throughout the six-month expo period.”

Deepak Babani, CEO, Eros Group

“Dubai’s Expo 2020 theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future showcases the very best of Dubai as a hub for not only where the world meets but also the fast paced technological advances that the country espouses and embraces every day. Winning the bid to host Expo 2020 will definitely raise the bar further for all technology companies here in Dubai as we will witness an explicit focus on building mobility and sustainability.”

Vishal Tikku, area director Middle East, Mondelez International

“Winning the World Expo 2020 is a wonderful opportunity, not only for Dubai and the UAE, but for the rest of the region as well. This will have a tremendous economic impact on the country, furthering the growth of business and attracting people worldwide. Dubai has placed a deep footprint on the international map, and we are fully committed to supporting the country in this journey to 2020.”

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